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David Hayter Wants To Know If You'd Be Okay If He Wasn't In MGS: Ground Zeroes

GR - "The voice of Solid Snake wants to know if you'd be okay with someone else taking his role in MGS: Ground Zeroes." (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

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Kamikaze135  +   941d ago
If he wants to take a break from doing Snake's voice, then that's totally understandable. I just hope they can find somebody to fill in his shoes.
TopDudeMan  +   941d ago
There'll only be one david hayter, but I don't think it'll be too hard to find another voice actor who'll do a convincing solid snake. But you'll be able to tell it isn't him.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   941d ago
How did this get approved with that title?
Army_of_Darkness  +   941d ago
Isn't it obvious
The ones that approved this article doesn't know how to read/ write English themselves that's why this got approved. LOL!

On topic: Is he really that busy to not be able to do the voice of snake in a MGS game? a game that comes out every several years?!
Oh well, whatever, as long as the next game is great I'm all in.
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ilikestuff  +   941d ago
yea, i read the title about 3 times trying to process it, clicked to see if yoda wrote the article
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Denethor_II  +   941d ago
Yeah I know, I mean, even North Americans can somewhat write in, and understand English.
SilentNegotiator  +   941d ago
I want to who edited title. Is Trainwreck!

Not even the glorious Mark Hamill could do Joker forever. The vocal baton has to be passed eventually.
knowyourstuff  +   941d ago
It's simple - David Hayter asked for way more money, and is leveraging the fans to get him more money. Don't people get it? There's a reason he's tagging Kojima and Konami Productions. He wants them to know that without him their game won't sell, and will piss tons of fans off. He's right, the reaction by and large has been terrible.
DragonKnight  +   941d ago
It's definitely possible for someone to do justice to Snake. I mean, does anyone remember Mako? The iconic voice of Aku in Samurai Jack, or Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender? Mako died before the third season of Avatar and was replaced by an American voice actor named Greg Baldwin (who was in Assassin's Creed 2, Rainbow 6: Lockdown, F.E.A.R., Bioshock) who studied Mako's voice so much that he was able to perfectly duplicate it. It's uncanny how identical he sounds.

This is a video that switches the roles of Iroh and Aku as voiced by Mako.


This is the tribute song done for Mako by Greg Baldwin after his death and after Greg replaced him on Avatar.


So we can see that, even if Hayter doesn't do Snake, he isn't irreplaceable. It's just a matter of finding the right voice actor.
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crxss  +   941d ago
It'd be sad but I'd deal. I would have to have snake's Japanese voice actor though
Omar91  +   941d ago
I'm sorry but I completely disagree with you. I understand if the man wants to take a break from the series, however like the comment above me said, there is only one David Hayter and he is in many fans mind THE solid snake. I cant imagine snakes voice being any different.

The fantastic voice acting he did in MGS4 will never be portrayed any better by someone different especially since he's been doing snakes voice for years!

I will not be happy if this was the case.
theDECAY  +   941d ago
I actually think he did best in MGS2. Every game after that the voice sounds tired and redundant, like he's trying really hard for it to be Snake.
jon1234  +   941d ago
no no no, his best work, is and always will be MGS, nothing compares to it.
Omar91  +   941d ago
@ Decay

I feel like many people dislike his voice in MGS4 because of how "shabby" it sounds. I think it made snake as a character stand out even more because it made sense! His aging body is taking a tole on him and his voice just fits so well with what is happening to him throughout the game. This was done intentional for that reason. He did a amazing job in every mgs game, which is why him leaving and having someone else portray as snake would change the character in general.

I respect your opinion though!
cyclindk  +   941d ago
Clint Eastwood should do the trick nicely.
ANIALATOR136  +   941d ago
Clint is an absolute legend
theDECAY  +   941d ago
OlgerO  +   941d ago
Nolan North to the rescue!
WitWolfy  +   941d ago
I doubt he will be able to give it justice bud.. Good suggestion though!
Sam Fisher  +   941d ago
At this point i wouldnt be surprised if nolan is in the game somehow, the guy sells himself like a Vietnamese whore
1Victor  +   941d ago
@Kamikaze 135 you mean his size 52" shoes because it will be hard to do equal to his work. It would be ok would I like it Nooooooooooo
Derekvinyard13  +   941d ago
Lol army
007Bond  +   941d ago
No Kojima better wait until he's ready
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   941d ago
I think a character voice like Borat would be cool
RedDevils  +   941d ago
LOL cool in a way that you would mute it, yeh xd
ANIALATOR136  +   941d ago
Nooooo Hayter has to do it. Unless they get the MGS4 Big Boss actor. Richard Doyle I think he was called. That could maybe work. BTW slight typo in title.
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Kalowest  +   941d ago
"Richard Doyle" Yep that's his name.
theDECAY  +   941d ago
O'doyle Rules!
Sam Fisher  +   941d ago
Yea i think its time
Mounce  +   941d ago
I agree Snakes' voice is vital for Who is Snake, just as the voice for Kratos is uniquely vital in a manner. Everyone thinks of Kratos, you think of one of his lines done in HIS voice. Same as you can't have someone replace Morgan Freeman HIMSELF! . . .

But, under all circumstances, I'm unsure to the good acting abilities of Richard Doyle, but I as an MGS fan was fine with his voice being Big Boss in MGS4. It was older, unlike Old-Snake in MGS4 who was still old-but-gruff, but Big Boss in comparison in the likes was so old he lost his gruffy-voice so to speak?

I'd not really think anyone else is capable.
Ashunderfire86  +   941d ago
Just like you can't replace this guy's legendary voice. All things CyberPunk!!!!

DragonKnight  +   941d ago
"Same as you can't have someone replace Morgan Freeman HIMSELF! . . ."


Mounce  +   941d ago

Hey hey now, I was just trying to be respectful to the Real Morgan Freeman, I know 2 other people who do his voice great, lol.

Like these 2:



(2nd ^NSFW)

and a few others of course..
AKS  +   941d ago
My favorite Morgan Freeman impersonation was guy who did the voiceover used in the "Shawshank in a Minute" short.

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Donnieboi  +   941d ago
IF the man can't do it anymore (assuming that is why he tweeted this), then let him go. There are plenty of impressionist voice actors that could likely get the voice to sound close enough to Hayter's. Yeah, it's not exactly the same, but the man has been doing this for 15 whole years. He's no spring chicken anymore so JUST IN CASE he has to leave, I trust Konami to find a suitable replacement.

This isn't the slave days: If the man can't do or wants to stop, then let him go.
mandf  +   941d ago
How did this title pass the approval process?
Slatay  +   941d ago
it reminds me of this

"Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?"
LOL_WUT  +   941d ago
doogiebear  +   941d ago
Was that (at one time) an actual article title that passed on n4g? If so, then wow.
SilentNegotiator  +   941d ago
"I accidentally the whole thing!!"
RedDevils  +   941d ago
WTF? lmao
ArronC07  +   941d ago
Click the cogs and report it.
Rashid Sayed  +   941d ago
He is trolling.
DownNotOut  +   941d ago
must have spent too much time around Hideo
IIC0mPLeXII  +   941d ago
David Hayter wants to if you would do to Metal Gear Ground Zeros to you know if David Hayter. As well.
SlyFamous02  +   941d ago
WTF, Absolutely NOT!!!!!
Chaos_Raiden  +   941d ago
Would love actually to see Richard Doyle reprises his role as Big Boss in this game. At the very least, I want to see him as cameo when Big Boss was old before Metal Gear/Metal Gear 2 events.
KillrateOmega  +   941d ago
If he wants to take a break, then he should. I'd rather not see him forced to.
Narastel  +   941d ago
This might be a little childish but to me Hayter is Snake so i don't want anyone else to voice him. I mean Doyle was ok and i understand why he got the part there cos it would've sounded stupid if Hayter was talking to himself in MGS4 but i just cant imagine Snake without Hater. And this version of Snake isn't that old like he was in 4 so it would be weird that Snakes voice changed in a year or two (time between Peace Walker and this). So i would ofc buy the game but i would be really sad if not angry.
PirateThom  +   941d ago
Richard Doyle should take over as Big Boss. David Hayter should only voice Snake.
cpayne93  +   941d ago
I understand if he doesn't but I would be pretty disappointed. His voice work as snake is my favorite voice acting in video games.
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Kratoscar2008  +   941d ago
But that wouldnt be Snake then, its like Snake Plissken would be acted by anyone that isnt Kurt Russell it wouldnt work David its not just a VA he IS Snake.
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slixshot  +   941d ago
Coming from left field... what if we didn't play as Snake? How about the story progresses and we get a new protagonist. Infamous 2nd Son Style
Baka-akaB  +   941d ago
Outside of spin offs it has to be A snake . Be it the current , the older one or maybe yet a new one
Omni-Tool  +   941d ago
It is "a" snake that we will be playing. It will be Naked Snake after he gained Big Boss status.
csreynolds  +   941d ago
David Hayter "Wants To Know If", perhaps? *winks*
Batzi  +   941d ago
exactly my thoughts.
TotalHitman  +   941d ago
That's a hard one. David Hayter's voice is just so epic. I guess they could use Richard Doyle's voice, although it's not ideal. The change could be explained by Snake's smoking habit. Too many cigar's will do that.
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Aleithian  +   941d ago
I'll be disappointed if he doesn't do it. His voice is iconic.
IIC0mPLeXII  +   941d ago
Watch fucking Nolan North will be all over this.

Nathan Snake.
ANIALATOR136  +   941d ago
I dread to think...
MysticStrummer  +   941d ago
"Metal Gear...? Oh crap!"

OT - Might be a contract negotiation ploy. lol Idk, I can't imagine anyone else doing the voice, but I can't say someone else doing it would keep me from buying the game, unless it was Richard Simmons or another equally odd choice.
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FullMetalTech  +   941d ago
I think if they can get someone close to the voice it wont be a problem. When Telltale games did the Back to the Future series they got someone who closely sounded just like Michael J Fox to do his voicover part.
Inception  +   941d ago
Snake? Snake?! SNAKEEEEEEE!!!!

I will be a sad snake if Mr Hayter stop being a Snake anymore T_T

Snake is Hayter and Hayter is...Hayter.
haggishurler  +   941d ago
I read this title at least 5 times.
fsfsxii  +   941d ago
"Kept you waiting, huh?"
We'll miss his voice if he does but i'm sure he is trolling.
and btw, the title messed my mind, thank you!
ZBlacktt  +   941d ago
No way, once that starts happening. It becomes just another game. After having a spin off just put out. They need to get back to why we all love MGS in the first place....Snakes and with that comes the real deal people.
Kran  +   941d ago
I think for Spin offs, such as this, sure go ahead.

But in terms of the main games, he has to play him, no question about it.

It's like Uncharted: Golden Abyss. I would have been totally fine if Nolan North didn't play drake, so long as he returned for the 4th and so forth
Buuhan1  +   941d ago
This is going to be an unpopular opinion and I know I'll be bombarded with disagrees, but not only would I be okay with it... I welcome it. I've found his performance as Solid Snake pretty lackluster and even at times annoying. He was really good in MGS1 but then he went downhill in performance there after. The voice in its gravel has just gotten too... cartoony.
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TuxedoMoon  +   941d ago
I'd want him to stay in the main games at the very least. If he's tired of doing snake, then I guess it's alright. IT will be hard to let go, but we'll all get over it.
sonicsidewinder  +   941d ago
Hayter's call.

Though I couldn't imagine it any other way...
solidboss07  +   941d ago
I do not believe any game characters voice is as entrenched in peoples minds as Snakes/David Hayters. In what other game do you watch and listen to the main character for 50mins vs 5mins of game play? ha ha, something that I hope they keep in Ground Zeroes.
The change of voice could be less jarring if MGS Ground Zeroes has different game mechanics to the rest of the series. Let us face it, every MGS title is the same, that doesn't stop them being my Number 1 games, but I look forwards to the open world nature of GZ, and whatever else that feels fresh, expanded base building ect.
Whatching that first Ground Zeroes cinematic in Japenese worked for me, so a new voice could be O.K, but that new voice needs to stay.
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Tyre  +   941d ago
Snake is Hayter here in the West. From the beginning till the end. Period. Even more than Ironside was Fisher in the Splintercell series. It is a shame that Ubisoft didn't try harder to get Ironside on board for the new SplinterCell.
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moodgamer  +   941d ago
No, Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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